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  1. Today is one of those days when darkness is creeping up in your heart and you just want to curl up in a dark corner and be left alone. They are fewer and the time between are longer these days, but they never go away. They are symptoms of a life that is not in balance so I need to deal with that underlying issue.

    Having a bad day does not really describe what happen when you run low on energy, it's far deeper than that. It's a feeling of being so burdened down and so tired in your very soul that even the slightest "must" feel unbearable. Like it will crush you and push you deeper down into the darkness that you may never come up again.

    Fortunately this is not my first rodeo with the empty void inside so I know what needs to be done to break through it. I also know that this is not a sign of mental illness or that something is wrong with me. I have just been a bit careless with my energy levels lately.

    I work very hard with 12 hour days if i count my travel times. Most of that time is spent in meetings with people I do not know discussing complicated issues that must happen on many levels at the same time. This of course cost a lot of energy as it is all on the extrovert side of things with little time for reflection on the introvert side.

    With so long hours sleep tend to be a bit scarce and water intake is not exactly well maintained. This leads to a poor immune system and once you get sick it leads to stress as you fall behind in your work. Having social obligations during the weekends also reduce the time available for self reflection and mental rest and so eventually the mind will force you to slow down.

    This is when one of the dark days happen...

    So today I will spend most of my time in a dark bedroom resting. I'll watch some tv series and I'll do some "brooding" as I call it. It's when I sleep without falling asleep and let my mind wander. Usually my mind can not focus on anything so it jumps all over the place. It is when I feel I can focus again that I know I am getting my energy levels back.

    This is just the band aid for the current symptom so I need to look at the solution for the long term. If I don't then this dark day will soon be followed by another one until it turn into a full blown depression. So I need to create space for me to have more time to reflect internally so I can regulate the energy spent vs energy gained.

    Being in meetings and wrestle with really complex issues is generating great energy, but only to a certain point. Once I go past that point it start to eat energy instead so I need to regulate that point so it becomes the right mix of introvert and extrovert activities. I have already started that, so I just need to adjust it a bit.

    Sleep and water must be better regulated, because I am not taking care of myself in those areas at the moment. I'll put back my water apps and start measuring my sleep cycles again so i can ensure good quality sleep. I'll also need to make space outside of work for reflection, so I'll go back to exercise again since it's good on all levels.

    On the food side I'll start using my LifeSum app again since I forgot to cancel it and have another year already paid for it. It's not so much to keep track of calories as it is to regulate things I eat. It's a pain to log things so I'll keep it to a minimum which is good for the calorie intake.

    So today is a dark day, but tomorrow will be great day.

  2. Modern incident management. One place to respond, resolve, and learn from every incident. Raise an incident in Jira Ops or through an integration with your alerting tool. Then fire up a chat room, alert additional responders, and publish initial comms all with a single button. This is Jira Ops.

     

    The features looks great and I especially like the connection between the different tools such as the new Jira Ops, that looks very much like ServiceDesk, that connects to StatusPage and Slack. Postmortem followup in Confluence would make it easy to reference in ServiceDesk in the event a similar incident happen again, or if a temporary fix has been setup. Jira Ops is now available for free, at least for now.

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    We plan to offer Jira Ops for free as an early access product until we release a 1.0. We’re targeting sometime early 2019 for this release. 

    The integrations looks good and the reports seems ok, but I did not see a SLA setup as we have in ServiceDesk and I would like to know how tasks are connected in case they need to be fixed by a developing team, or other teams using Jira for task management. Affected services are also a bit interesting since it's usually a pretty big database of hardware, software and services for big companies.

    I will add it to my own setup and play around with it to see how it works and what to expect of it. I like what I see so far though, how about you?


     

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    Today we're excited to make two significant announcements aimed at helping IT and software teams manage incidents.

    First, Atlassian has entered into an agreement to acquire OpsGenie, a leader in incident alerting.

    We're also launching a brand new product, and newest member of the Jira family, Jira Ops. Jira Ops gives teams one place to coordinate response activities during an incident across alerting, real-time chat, status comms, customer support, and post-incident remediation. 

    With Jira Ops, Statuspage and OpsGenie, modern software and IT teams have a powerful incident management solution to combat downtime and keep services up and running. Together, these tools will help your team respond and resolve incidents faster, and deliver the best possible service to your customers.

    - Atlassian Blog

    Read more about Jira Ops on the Atlassian website.

  3. It's been a very long time since I went to the gym, but I am finally back again. I am weak and today I am in pain as my muscles complain about the abuse I put them through the last few days. It feels pretty good in other words.

    As usual when I hit the gym I go for contact over weight. People look a me a bit weird when I workout since I do not push for heavy weights since my body is so weak right now. Instead I focus on getting the movements right. Technique is more important and instead of stressing the muscles with heavy weights, which means I would risk injuries, I "bleed" them instead.

    Bleeding the muscles is just pumping them so full of blood that you rip the muscle fibers from within. This can be done with small weights so the risk is smaller than loading up on heavy weights. The pain is just as bad though, so that is good.

    The aim now is to push at least four days a week for the next 4 weeks to get into the routine gain. As I go back to work after the vacation I need to figure out how to keep the training going. As I work long days that are eleven to thirteen hours long with commuting that makes working out a bit difficult unless I want to hit the gym at the same time as everyone else. I do not like that kind of training though and I just get frustrated in crowded gyms.

    I also need to do something about my core. I have problems finding good ways to get focused core training and since that is my biggest training area due to a funnel chest and weak abs. I am considering if I should join a Tae Kwon Do club as I love the art of kicking and it's an amazing way to get great core training that I love to do. I also need the flexibility training as I am getting old and stiff.

    First I need to get my body used to the workout again so I do not have to walk around like a zombie due to the muscle pain 🙂

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      The features looks great and I especially like the connection between the different tools such as the new Jira Ops, that looks very much like ServiceDesk, that connects to StatusPage and Slack. Postmortem followup in Confluence would make it easy to reference in ServiceDesk in the event a similar incident happen again, or if a temporary fix has been setup. Jira Ops is now available for free, at least for now.

      The integrations looks good and the reports seems ok, but I did not see a SLA setup as we have in ServiceDesk and I would like to know how tasks are connected in case they need to be fixed by a developing team, or other teams using Jira for task management. Affected services are also a bit interesting since it's usually a pretty big database of hardware, software and services for big companies.

      I will add it to my own setup and play around with it to see how it works and what to expect of it. I like what I see so far though, how about you?

       
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